Crossings and Dwellings

Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

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What Exactly Do Priests Have to Do to Get Kicked Out of the Church? More than 200 years ago, the Jesuits—the order Pope Francis belongs to—found out.

Published by Emma Green in The Atlantic monthly on Feb 7, 2014:


Pope Francis’s election is ironic for another reason: The Jesuits were once kicked out of the Church. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the order’s return to the Church, orchestrated by Pope Pius VII in 1814. To understand more about this tumultuous period in the history of the Society of Jesus, I spoke with John O’Malley, a Jesuit, historian, and author of What Happened at Vatican II and Trent.

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